Luana Pinheiro vs Amanda Ribas Prediction UFC Picks 11/18

Luana Pinheiro vs Amanda Ribas Prediction UFC Picks 11/18

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UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig - Luana Pinheiro vs. Amanda Ribas

Get ready for an electrifying women's strawweight bout at UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig on November 18, 2023, at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Nova Uniao's Luana Pinheiro, with a record of 11-1, will face off against Amanda Ribas from the Ribas Family, who holds a record of 11-4.

 

Luana Pinheiro

Representing Brazil, Luana Pinheiro fights in the women's strawweight division, standing at 5'2" and weighing 116 lbs. Born on November 18, 1992, Pinheiro boasts an impressive record of 11 wins and 1 loss. Fighting in an orthodox stance, she has finished her opponents with 2 (T)KO victories and 5 submissions.

Recent Fight History:

Pinheiro's recent split decision victory against Michelle Waterson-Gomez at UFC 287 showcased her resilience and ability to adapt in challenging fights. With wins over tough opponents like Sam Hughes and Randa Markos, Pinheiro has established herself as a rising star in the women's strawweight division.

 

Amanda Ribas

Hailing from Brazil, Amanda Ribas competes in the women's flyweight division, standing at 5'3" and weighing 125 lbs. Born on August 26, 1993, Ribas fights in an orthodox stance and is known for her well-rounded skills. With a record of 11 wins and 4 losses, she has secured victories through a mix of submissions and decision wins.

Recent Fight History:

Ribas faced a setback in her recent fight against Maycee Barber, losing via KO/TKO. However, her previous victories against Viviane Araujo and Paige VanZant showcased her ability to compete at a high level in the UFC women's flyweight division.

 

Prediction:

As we anticipate this intriguing matchup at UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig, Luana Pinheiro enters the octagon as an underdog but with a real shot to pull off the upset and secure a victory against Amanda Ribas.

Pinheiro's impressive record, coupled with her well-rounded skill set, provides her with the tools necessary to overcome Ribas. Her ability to finish fights both on the feet and on the ground makes her a dangerous opponent for anyone in the division.

Ribas, coming off a recent loss, might face pressure to perform, and Pinheiro has the potential to capitalize on that. If Pinheiro can impose her striking and grappling game effectively, she has a real shot at pulling off the upset.

Pick: Luana Pinheiro ML +225

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